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Walter Minton, US publisher of ‘Lolita,‘ dies at 96

Nov. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walter J. Minton, a publishing scion and risk taker with a self-described "nasty streak" who as head of G.P. Putnam's Sons released works by Norman Mailer and Terry Southern among others and signed up Vladimir Nabokov's scandalous "Lolita," has died at age 96. Minton’s wife, Marion,...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Nov. 19, 2019 1:33 PM EST

Apple Book charts for week ending November 17, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich - 9780399180200 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. Blue Moon by Lee Child - 9780399593550 - (Random House Publishing Group) 3. The Fall of Legend by Meghan March -...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Nov. 12, 2019 12:37 PM EST

Apple Book charts for week ending November 10, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Blue Moon by Lee Child - 9780399593550 - (Random House Publishing Group) 2. Olive, Again (Oprah's Book Club) by Elizabeth Strout - 9780812996555 - (Random House Publishing Group) 3. Final Option by Boyd...

Iran bans sale of Israeli author accused of Darwinism

Nov. 11, 2019 1:11 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Tehran publishers' league in Iran says it has outlawed buying or selling books by the bestselling Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari. Iran's culture ministry banned his books from publication in May. The ministry alleges they promote the theory of evolution and fabricate history. The...

AP sources: Former Trump adviser John Bolton has a book deal

Nov. 10, 2019 6:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, The Associated Press has learned. The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Donald Trump. He reached a deal over the past few weeks with Simon & Schuster,...

Anonymous book describes volatile, incompetent Trump

Nov. 7, 2019 10:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A forthcoming book by an anonymous author identified only as "a senior official in the Trump administration" describes President Donald Trump as volatile, incompetent and unfit to be commander in chief, according to excerpts published Thursday by The Washington Post. The book describes...

'Fifty Shades' publisher Anne Messitte is leaving company

Nov. 6, 2019 4:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher who helped make E L James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" a phenomenon is being forced out amid a company restructuring. Anne Messitte, longtime head of the Vintage and Anchor paperback imprints, will depart next month, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced Wednesday. Spokesman...

DOJ sends letter to publisher of book by 'Anonymous'

Nov. 4, 2019 4:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has sent a letter to the publisher and literary agency of the anonymous government official whose book is scheduled to come out later this month. The letter raises questions over whether any confidentiality agreement has been violated and asked for information that...

Libraries to boycott publisher's e-book policy

Oct. 31, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several large library systems across the U.S. plan to suspend purchases beginning Friday of all electronic versions of Macmillan Publishers' new releases, in a protest against the publishing house's planned restrictions on library sales. Among libraries participating in the boycott...

Longtime conservative publisher Marji Ross is stepping down

Oct. 24, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime head of Regnery Publishing, one of the country's oldest conservative book publishers, is stepping down. Regnery announced Thursday that Marji Ross will retire effective Jan. 1 as president and publisher. She joined the Washington, D.C.-based company in 1999 and has served in...